The roads that have been closed contain Al Mazyouna-Thumrait, Raysut-Shab Oassaib and Taqah-Mirbat (1 side of the carriageway). Motorists have also been urged to be cautious although driving on the Muscat-Salalah highway. “The Salalah-Haima road near Qatbit area has been affected due to water accumulation.” The road connecting the wilayat of Haima and Thumrait has also been impacted due to overflowing wadis and waterlogging.
The Marmul-Harweel- Thumrait and Hasik-Shuwaymiyah roads have been cleared and opened on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) has stated that components of Dhofar continued to obtain moderate to heavy rains on Monday. The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) stated that rain continued in some components of Dhofar and Al Wusta with Salalah getting the highest rainfall (44mm) on Sunday. The other places that received rainfall on Sunday have been Taqah (29mm) and Thumrait (5mm). In the Governorate of Dhahirah, Yanqul received the maximum rainfall (26mm) followed by Ibri (13mm). Rain was also recorded in Buraimi governorate.
Fines for crossing wadis: ROP
In a tweet, ROP has warned motorists against crossing wadis. “Crossing wadis may risk your life and the lives of passengers. It is a punishable crime and violators can face imprisonment of three months and a fine of RO500,” the ROP stated.
Mwasalat bus service to Salalah suspended
Mwasalat has announced that its bus solutions to Salalah have been suspended from Monday till additional notice. “Roads have been affected due to Cyclone Mekunu that hit the Dhofar governorate recently. Following coordination with the ROP, trips on the following routes have been suspended until further notice: Muscat-Salalah, Salalah-Al Mazyouna and Salalah-Marmul.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily